1. Violent Soho, Sia Lead Australia’s Independent Music Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2014 5:45 AM EDT Violent Soho , Sia Furler , Chet Faker and RÜFÜS lead the nominations for Australia's ninth annual Independent Music Awards. Violent Soho is out front with chances in four categories. The Brisbane alternative rock outfit is up for best independent artist and their third studio album…

  2. Basement Jaxx Bounces Back On Dance Charts

    September 05, 2014 11:19 AM EDT The act debuts on Dance/Electronic Albums, while Clean Bandit and Jennifer Lopez score new No. 1s. Basement Jaxx jumps onto Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart at No. 25 with its first album in five years, Junto (2,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan). It's the fifth top…

  3. Vance Joy, Sia, Lorde Win Big At APRA Awards

    June 23, 2014 11:19 PM EDT Vance Joy, Sia Furler, Lorde and Birds of Tokyo were among the big winners at the annual APRA Awards, held Monday night at Brisbane City Hall. Melbourne-born singer-songwriter Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) took out the coveted song of the year and pop work of the categories for his…

  4. TG Sheppard Enjoys Dixie Homecoming (Review)

    June 16, 2014 1:52 PM EDT Since opening in 2005, the Dixie – named after "Designing Women" star Dixie Carter – has played host to some of the top talent in the business – including Lady Antebellum, Ricky Skaggs, and Dailey & Vincent. As the theater closes it's ninth season in Huntingdon, TN, one of…

  5. Vance Joy, Birds of Tokyo Top APRA Awards Nominations

    May 29, 2014 7:06 AM EDT With four nods each, Vance Joy and Birds of Tokyo lead the nominations for this year’s APRA Music Awards. Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) is up for breakthrough songwriter of the year, and his international hit “Riptide” is in the hunt for most played Australian work, pop work of the year,…

  6. TG Sheppard, Kelly Lang Tackle 'Iconic Duets'

    December 17, 2013 11:08 AM EST TG Sheppard and Kelly Lang have been married since 2007. In the years since their nuptials, many of their fans have been asking about a possible duets record. The two have obliged those requests with the release of "Iconic Duets" -- a collection that features their take on many…

  7. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  8. Cher Tweets Harsh Words for Sarah Palin, Conservative Media Responds

    November 18, 2013 8:06 PM EST Cher was taking heat from right-wing media on Monday after she presumably called Sarah Palin a "dumb c---" and members of the Tea Party "jihadists." Cher tweeted on Friday: "Go to the dictionary, & look up the 'C' word, … next 2 the definition … you’ll…

  9. Former Bandmates Suing Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath

    October 22, 2013 8:41 PM EDT Two former members of Sugar Ray are suing Mark McGrath, accusing the band's frontman of a "series of self-serving and vindictive actions." Murphy Karges and Stan Frazier, former bassist and drummer, respectively, for the alt-rock band, sued McGrath and Sugar Ray guitarist…

  10. Mark McGrath Talks Summerland Tour Split, New Sugar Ray & 'Idol' Judges Table

    June 27, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Singer says Sugar Ray's next album will likely be posted for free on its web site. Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath says there's no hard feelings between him and Everclear's Art Alexakis after the two Summerland Tour co-founders parted ways for the coming season. "I thought…

  11. T.G. Sheppard & Kelly Lang Talk Historic Ryman Auditorium Debut

    June 25, 2013 10:00 AM EDT “Anytime you get a chance to be involved where there is so much history, it’s like being a football player and playing in a certain stadium that you’ve always loved." Husband and wife T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang are about to make a little bit of musical history together. This Saturday…

  12. 12 No. 12 Rock Hits for 2012

    January 24, 2012 4:15 PM EST As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking country hits, including T.G. Sheppard's novelty track "Make My Day"…

  13. 12 No. 12 Country Hits for 2012

    January 17, 2012 7:05 PM EST As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain cherished and notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking R&B/hip-hop hits, including Prince 's debut song "Soft and…

  14. Bryan Ferry Weds in Caribbean Ceremony

    January 10, 2012 8:59 PM EST Bryan Ferry has wed Amanda Sheppard, according to the UK's Telegraph . It's the second marriage for the Roxy Music singer, following his 2003 divorce from longtime spouse Lucy Helmore. The couple made it official at the Amanyara resort in Turks and Caicos, with a "simple…

  15. Sugar Ray Returns With 'Music For Cougars'

    May 04, 2009 2:00 AM EDT Sugar Ray, the band formed in Newport Beach, California and fronted by singer Mark McGrath that was responsible for a string of breezy, reggae-tinged mid-1990s radio hits including the ubiquitous "Fly," will release its first full album of new material in more than six years when …

  16. Chart Beat: Eminem, "Hannah Montana: The Movie", "Britain's Got Talent"

    April 23, 2009 12:30 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. HE WALKS…

  17. Motown Collects Every No. 1 On Boxed Set

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Motown will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a mammoth boxed set, "Motown: The Complete No. 1's," due Dec. 9. Motown will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a mammoth boxed set, "Motown: The Complete No. 1's," due Dec. 9. The 10-disc package features 191…

  18. Chart Beat: Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou Harris and more! THE STATE OF CAPITOL: The stars have aligned for the Hollywood-and-Vine label. With Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" moving up one rung from 2-1 and Katy Perry's "I Kissed…

  19. Massive Toronto Benefit Gets Underway

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tens of thousands of people settled into Toronto's Downsview Park just a couple of hours after the gates opened for today's (July 30) massive... Tens of thousands of people settled into Toronto's Downsview Park just a couple of hours after the gates opened for today's …

  20. 2003 Teen Choice Awards Nominees

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox. Below are the nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox.…

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